Friday, March 25, 2011

A Post About How Silly My Fears Are and How Awesome My God Is

I have good news. I'm an official Chick-Fil-A employee. The interview went well this morning - obviously - and I go back on Wednesday to do paperwork and then will start hopefully at the end of next week. It's all happening so so fast, but I'm excited. And my boss, Mr. Garretson, is awesome! So, that being said, come and "eat more chicken" so you can see me. OKAY?

I was thinking this morning about my plans. I have a lot of big goals in life. I wanna go here or there and do this and that. It dawned on me for the thousandth time that God has already written my story. No matter what decisions I make or places I go, God already knows the outcome and it is fit into His marvelous plan in a way that pleases and brings glory to His name!

WOW! I don't know about you, but that encourages me. Really. I can't make a decision that is going to surprise God. He already knows where I'm gonna work and go to school. There was a time in my life when I was worried about future decisions in my life and everything about the future and school and work and boys and projects was bogging me down! But, I realized that I had not given it to God. I had not surrendered those parts of my life into His hands yet. Once, I did - wow - what a difference. My fear died and I was given hope and a calm spirit over what God is going to do. Not to mention my renewed since of excitement!!

Now, I'm not saying I'm never going to have doubts and fears again. Cause I still do, and I will continue to. But, God is teaching me that I don't have to live in fear because the biggest and strongest power empowers me...if that makes since. My source of strength is a well with the sweetest water that never ever runs dry.

A lot of things scare me. Like our economy/country/world. That really scares me. I often wonder if we will be roaming the streets before long. You know, with the wars in Asia and the Japan devastation, and our DUMB choices (or mistakes...depending on whose side you are taking) it looks like we, the US, may see devastation in a few years...but, you know what? I feel really peaceful about it. Yeah, it nags at my mind, but God has whispered in my ear many times, "Don't worry. This is a part of MY plan."

And I ask, "What isn't?" And I rest. I rest in His never changing control over all that happens in the world. In our country and in something so small as one person's life - mine.

I love the hymn, "His Eye Is on the Sparrow". It goes, "Why should I be discouraged? Why should the shadows come? Why should my heart be lonely and long for heaven and home? When  JESUS is my portion a CONSTANT friend is He. His eye is on the sparrow, so I know he watches me. I sing because I'm happy. I sing because I'm FREE. His Eye is on the sparrow, so I know He watches me."

God is good? All the time. All the time? God is good.


LoVizzle said...

I've got just the verse for this: Psalm 139:16, which says, "Your eyes saw me when I was only a fetus. Every day of my life was recorded in your book before one of them had taken place." I love that! Every day of my life was already recorded in God's book before even ONE of them had taken place! That means that even before I was born, God already knew every single part of each of my days. How awesome is that! I came across that verse this morning in that translation (God's Word translation) and was awed in how awesome He is. Because if God knew how each and every day would go, and if all things work together for the good of those who love Him, that means that I pretty much don't need to worry. He'll provide. He'll provide everything that I need and so much more!

Ashley said...

That is one of my favorite verses. I love it. If you need something to calm some fears, thats a good one.

*shakes with excitement*

LoVizzle said...

Yeah it is! It's a great one! Psalm 139 is a great Psalm, too.

Ashley said...

Yeah, I'm really into that Psalm because a lot of pro-life arguments come from it, and I'm uh...pretty hard core pro-life.

But my FAVORITE Psalm is 121. Oh. My. Word. It is amazing.